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How to File a Pennsylvania Annual Report

How to File a Pennsylvania Annual Report

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How to File a Pennsylvania Annual Report

What is an Annual Report?

One of the requirements of maintaining a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), or corporation in the state of Pennsylvania is filing an Annual Report.  The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Related: How to form an LLC in Pennsylvania

Who Needs to File an Annual Report?

Domestic and foreign corporations, LLCs, LPs, and LLPs, are required to file an annual every year after the year the company was formed.

Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLCs) and foreign LLCs engaged in professional services must file a Certificate of Annual Registration instead of the Annual Report.

How to File a Pennsylvania Annual Report?

You have the option of filing your Pennsylvania Corporation and LLC Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website – PENN File, otherwise, you can download and fill out the Annual Report.

The report asks for information such as:

  • Legal name of the entity
  • Address of the registered office
  • Name and address of the registered agent

Pennsylvania Annual Report Fee

The filing fee for the Pennsylvania Annual Report is $7.

Annual Due Date

In the past, Pennsylvania only required a Decennial Report which was due every 10 years. Starting in 2024, the state moved to an Annual Report.

If your LLC was formed between 1994 and 2024, your Annual Report is due by September 30th, 2025.

If your LLC is formed in 2025, the Annual Report is due by September 30th, 2026.

The Department of State’s office mails a reminder in advance of the Annual Report due date. Even though a reminder is sent, it’s important to make an additional reminder for yourself should you not receive it. 

Annual Report Filing Service

If you would rather use a service that guarantees the annual report is filed on-time, check out the annual report filing service through Northwest

My business made little or no money.  Do I still have to file the Annual Report?

Even if your business entity received no income or had no business activity, the Annual Report is still required to be filed.

What happens if you don’t file the Annual Report on time?

While there are no late penalties for not filing the Annual Report on time, however, the entity will lose its status of good standing with the state. If the report isn’t filed within one year of the due date, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the state.

Pennsylvania Department of State Contact Information

Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
P.O. Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722

If you have questions, they can be contacted at (717) 787-1057.

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  • Greg Bouhl

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How to File a Pennsylvania Annual Report

How to File a Pennsylvania Annual Report

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